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Not Ourselves but the Cause.....


A Look Back at Last Year
2016 was a very active year for both chapters.


Southern District Organisers Meeting in Florida


The National Conference in Chicago

Christmas Tea Fundraiser
The Ladies of the Centre Court and Wimbledon Chapters held another very successful fundraiseri December.  It was their annual Christmas Tea and Fashion Show which has become a yearly tradition for many of the ladies in the area who attend each year.


And in Brief
Wimbledon Chapter Held a Garage sale in Joan's Garage and Drive, on a beautiful spring day.

Center Court held a Household Good Sale.
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Ten members of the DBE in Tennessee attended the Southern District Organiser’s meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida in October. We were greeted warmly by many of the Florida Chapter ladies and stayed in a hotel on gorgeous St. Pete Beach. To top it off, the weather could not have been more perfect for our stay.

We were joined by DBE members from Florida, Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina.On Friday night a dinner cruise was arranged for everyone and we had a really great time. It certainly was a super start to a busy, but enjoyable weekend. Saturday morning was the District Organiser’s meeting and each State was able to share their news and highlights of 2015. However, I have to say that the meeting’s real highlight was the report that Tennessee shared with everyone regarding ideas of how we plan to promote and grow the DBE membership in Tennessee. The ideas of our recently formed PR committee were met with enthusiasm from everyone at the meeting and we hope many of these ideas will be helpful to all our Southern District Chapters.

On Saturday evening the State President of Florida hosted an evening around the pool at the condo complex where she lives and it gave everyone another chance to spend time together. The Tennessee ladies finished their evening at the hotel around the Tiki Bar!! What fun!!

On Sunday many of the attendees left for home, but we stayed on to enjoy one more “day at the beach in Florida”. There is a rumor that next year the SDOM will take place on a cruise. Please consider joining us. This provides us with the time to meet and work towards a common goal of celebrating and strengthening this organisation!!

Diane Jones
President DBE in Tennessee
Southern District Organisers Meeting
Tennessee DBE Members ready for dinner at the revolving restaurant
Tennessee DBE Members ready to take Florida and the SDOM by storm
The Ladies of the Southern District in meeting
Wimbledon Chapter Members Joan and Hilary enjoying the Cruise